Community college president receives special award

April 19, 2017 by  

The 100 Black Men of Prince George’s County, Inc. recently gave its 100 Way Award to Dr. Charlene M. Dukes, president of Prince George’s Community College. The college has its main campus in Largo with other campuses in Maryland, including Upper Marlboro.

The award was presented to Dr. Dukes at the organization’s sixth annual Community Brunch. It is the primary event of the organization in its efforts to raise money for its Saturday Leadership Academy in Prince George’s County.

Actor and philanthropist Lamman Rucker was the master of ceremonies for the brunch. The red carpet was hosted by news director at WPGC 95.5FM, Guy Lambert, and the VIP Reception by founder and CEO of FLO Brands and jazz keyboardist Marcus Johnson. Johnson was also a guest performer during the brunch.

Founded in 1963, the 100 Black Men of America is an organization of African-American men who serve as mentors for children and young adults of color throughout the United States. It has chapters in the Caribbean and the United Kingdom. The Black Men of Prince George’s County, Inc. was chartered in 2012 and offers programs in health and wellness and education for young adults and their families.

The college might benefit from the assistance of a local printing company to make the community aware of this award by means of banners and other printed materials.